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Association of College and Research Libraries


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The current "information explosion," coupled with rapid electronic developments and pervasive economic constraints, is forcing academic communities and their libraries to refine and rethink their policies and services in order to increase efficient dissemination of information. This requires close monitoring of and quicker response to the changing needs of their own user communities. This collaborative project addresses these issues by collecting and correlating information obtained directly from university faculty and research units, tracking elements such as research interests, projects, patents, funding sources, publications, and courses taught. Preliminary findings and the significance of providing wide electronic access to the results are discussed.



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